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Friday February 22, 2019

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VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...

Victoria’s Construction Industry is Booming
Business
Thursday July 5 2018

Victoria’s Construction Industry is Booming

Starting from December this year, four 100-metre long tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin arriving in Melbourne.

Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse
Business
Friday June 8 2018

Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse

The safety of a wall that collapsed and killed three people in Melbourne six years ago was the responsibility of site owner Grocon, a coroner says.

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
Residential
Tuesday March 6 2018

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance

Builders Warranty Insurance (BWI) and its many name changes over the past 15 years remains exactly the same product that CHOICE describe as the worst insurance...

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993

There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.

Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Energy
Tuesday January 30 2018

Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game

Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...

Apartment Owners Face Bills of $60k after Court Blow
Residential
Wednesday January 24 2018

Apartment Owners Face Bills of $60k after Court Blow

Victorian apartment owners face bills of tens of thousands of dollars to fix dangerous cladding after a court ruled that the state’s building regulator has overstepped...

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Toll Extension Bid to Pay for Vic Tunnel

Victorian drivers will be hit with road tolls until 2045 to help pay for the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel if the second-term Andrews Labor government...

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Energy
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Victoria to End Energy Price Fruit Salad

Not a basket case, but a fruit bowl - that's how the Victorian government has described the state's energy pricing structure, while announcing plans for an...

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Business
4 Oct, 2018
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria

All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.

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Business
27 Sep, 2018
Gender Quota Bid for Vic Public Sector

Victoria's public service could be legally required to employ at least 40 per cent women.

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Energy
27 Sep, 2018
Scam Warning for Victorian Solar Scheme

Scammers have tried to cash in on the Victorian government's $1.3 billion solar power subsidy scheme.

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Safety
18 Sep, 2018
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping

Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...

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Infrastructure
18 Sep, 2018
Melbourne Airport Proposes $15b Rail Link

High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal backed by a...

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Energy
18 Sep, 2018
Greens $9 Billion Energy Wish for Victoria

Victoria will be totally reliant on renewable energy by 2030 under a $9 billion plan released by the Greens, if the party wields any power after...

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Energy
12 Sep, 2018
Victorian Gov't Beefs up Renewable Energy

New solar and wind farms will pump more than 900 megawatts of energy into Victoria's grid following the state government's reverse auction.

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